25 June – Comments of Blog Posts Past

Do you ever go back and re-read the comments on old posts? Dive into your archive and talk about the comments on an old post today.

Strangely enough, the only time I look at comments, is when I get a notification that somebody has commented and I have to approve them.

Last night I discovered there are things called spam comments… SPAM COMMENTS?!? How the hell does that work?? Although, I realised that there were a couple in there that didn’t really seem like spam… so I approved them just to be sure.

I was just reading through a series of comments regarding a blog hop – I couldn’t understand it a few months again, but now that I’ve re-read it a couple of times, and actually seen an example, I kinda get it now… I might have to look into it further down the track – the question is… who do I ask to put on the blog hop??

12 June – Is Anybody Listening?

After you leave a comment, do you go back to check and see if people responded to your comment? Why or why not?


I’m not really in the habit of commenting, so I don’t do it very regularly. There have been times where I have left comments asking questions either to the author of the post, or to their fellow readers, and in those circumstances I generally subscribe to alerts (where possible) if somebody replies to my comment.

In doing so, it opens a dialogue between people who otherwise would have never ‘noticed’ each other. On occasion it has even led to these strangers then following my comments and viewing my blog to see what I have to say, and sometimes they end up subscribing which is kind of cool.

11 June – Spread The Love

Write on Someone Else’s Blog Day: instead of writing a post on your own blog, go leave five comments. It still counts as writing!

So I wrote this one on OhNoa.com

And this one on Is This Why I’m Still Single?

Then there was that time I commented on Ben’s Bitter Blog

And got straight to the point over at Abbey Has Issues

Oh and then went back to Is This Why I’m Single? to talk about cereal

And there we have it… five comments on four blogs… DONE!! Now, if you haven’t already, subscribe to these bitches, because they are the shit!!

10 June – Is Enough, Enough?

Do you think you get “enough” comments? What constitutes “enough”?


I definitely DON’T get enough comments so clearly whoever reads my blog doesn’t really care about what I write to comment, OR, I simply don’t post anything engaging enough to warrant people responding or commenting

Maybe I need to change that??

What do you reckon??

6 June – Comments: CLOSED

Would you read a personal blog without a comment section? How do you feel when a comment section is closed?

I’m not even sure I’ve come across a blog that doesn’t have a comment section. I think that to see one would actually be quite weird, because here is this person, writing their blog, generally because they have a specific point of view they want to convey to their readers, but they don’t want people to comment on it.

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5 June – Ignoring Comments

Are there any comment sections online that you refuse to read?

Generally speaking I usually avoid comments sections because past experience has shown me that a) there are too many basic bitches out there who don’t understand what comment sections are actually for; and b) there are some ranty bitches out there who feel compelled to go out of their way to write a mini thesis on something completely unrelated.

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3 Jun – Own The Comments

Who owns the comment section: the blog writer or the blog readers?

I think it depends on the blog. Some blogs’ comment sections are pretty much a free-for-all, but there are also blogs that are heavily moderated because they don’t like their readers to have an opinion unless it’s positive. That’s a bunch of crap.

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Apr 25 – Selective Comments

Do you think people should have the right to prune their comment section, only keeping positive comments and deleting the critical ones?

I know that I’ve seen certain people on Facebook edit their comments when they post something, and somebody says something that they don’t like.

Yes, on one side I believe that in terms of a public forum like Facebook, everybody should have the right to express their own opinions and say what they want – naturally, providing that it’s not racist or a hate-speech etc etc. However, there are people out there who are quite opinionated – and I’ll happily raise my hand and say that I’m one of them, but even I know when I am crossing a line and being too offensive, and when I do that, I edit myself and simmer down the tone somewhat.

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